Pretty curls will never be out of style, regardless of hair length, color, or even texture. Whether you’re strolling on the beach during a vacation, attending a formal banquet for Valentines, at a party with friends, or simply out and about enjoying your day, curls and waves are never out of place!
If you like wearing hair extensions, curls are also bound to play a role in your regular look since styling your hair is one way of making the hair extensions blend seamlessly.
In this article, we’ve got five quick and easy ways to get the perfect curls while wearing your hair extensions!
1. With A Curling Iron
If you prefer your curls to be defined and with similar diameters, you can use a curling iron. To differentiate, curling irons have cylindrical barrels with a clamp that holds your hair in place.
To curl your hair using a curling iron, wrap a thin 1-inch wide section of your hair around the barrel from the point near the roots where you want your curls to start. Clamp hair on the barrel for at least 10 seconds before releasing.
Repeat this process until you’ve done all the remaining sections of the hair you want to curl.
2. With a flat iron
While a flat iron is designed to be used for straightening out your hair, it can also be used to curl your hair. However, unlike with the curling iron, curls formed using the flat iron are looser and more on the wavy side.
To use a flat iron as a curler, clamp a thin 1-inch wide section of your hair where you want your curls to start. Wrap the rest of the hair around the flat iron in an S-shape and hold it while sliding it down through your hair. Do this until about an inch or so before the tip. After releasing, curl the section around your finger to further define the waves.
3. With a curling wand
Compared to the previous two, curling wands have no clamp. Zala’s 4-in-1 Cosmo Curling Wand comes with four kinds of barrels so you can choose between loose waves or tight curls, defined curls, or ones in tapered diameters.
Same as with the curling iron, you just need to wrap the section of your hair around the barrel away from your face from the point where you want your curls to start up to the tip. Because the curling iron has no clamp, the whole wand gets hot during use. You should use a heat-resistant glove to make sure that your hand is protected at all times.
Pro tip: remember to hold the curling wand vertically with the tip facing down for easier maneuvering. This is especially important if you’re using the tapered barrel so that the diameters of your curls would get smaller as it nears the tip of your hair.
4. With ordinary rollers
Before all these heating curlers were invented, people that rocked curls had to endure long hours of wearing rollers on the hair.
Using rollers is actually really simple. You just have to wrap a section of your hair around the roller until the entire section up to the root is wrapped. If you can’t keep your hair from unraveling from the rollers, you can use sectioning clips to keep your hair in place.
If you don’t have much time, you can use a setting spray to shorten the time needed to use the rollers. However, it’s still more preferable to keep them on for as long as you can so that the curls will last longer.
5. With hot rollers
Same with ordinary rollers, you need to wrap the section of your hair around the roller up to the tips. The difference lies in the amount of time you need to wait before unwinding. Unlike plastic or foam rollers, hot rollers can instantly curl your hair. The only caveat is that you have to wait for your hair to cool down before unwinding the rollers from your strands.
In general, you really shouldn’t touch your curls until your hair has cooled down enough to not ruin the styling. But remember that while curls are gorgeous and can fit any occasion, over-styling or more specifically, overheating, can ruin your hair and your hair extensions. Always make sure to use a heat protector to protect yourself from accidents.
Need more hair tips and tricks? Don’t forget to check out our Zala blog!PUBLISHED 26TH FEBRUARY 2021